Be a Good Developer – Institutional Systems for Quality – The Person!

Be a Good Developer – Institutional Systems for Quality – The Person!

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Be a Good Developer

Created by Timothy Overly using reveal.js

Pieces Involved

The Code The Design The Process The Person
My personal feeling is that this is how any further improvement of the world will be done: by individuals making Quality decisions and that's all. Art is anything you can do well. Anything you can do with Quality.

-Robert M. Pirsig


Institutional Systems for Quality

  • Degrees
  • Certificates
  • TDD
  • Agile
  • XP

Do they work?

Mileage may vary


  • Creative
  • Careful
  • Resourseful
  • blah blah blah

The Person!

But HOW?

Learn more syntax?

Learn more design patterns?

Learn another framework!?

Tell Me!

Through Enlightenment

It is a journey

...each step is higher

What is Enlightenment?

Main Paths

  • Explicit
  • Observation
  • Discovery
  • Failure

Habits to Achieve Enlightenment

1. Own the Problem

YOU are the answer.

Don't copy paste it.

2. Be a Scientist

Ask the Right Questions.

...they should eliminate possibilities,

...and be of high return

Are there bad questions?

Lets say some could be better

and they could be directed internally

What is a bad questions?

  • How do I do that?
  • What do I do next to fix this problem?

What is a good questions?

  • I was going to implement X, like this. See any obvious issues?
  • I am having trouble finding Y, have a resource for a starting point?

3. See the issues.

Look around you.